Microsoft to snap up Logitech?

By on January 10, 2008, 4:22 PM
Rumors are circulating that Microsoft is considering a bid worth just over $8 billion for computer peripherals maker Logitech, which is currently valued at around $6.3 billion. Such a deal would be Microsoft's biggest ever and while the world’s largest software maker has built a solid hardware business of its own, buying Logitech would make Microsoft the world’s largest maker of computer mice and give it a significant presence in the speaker and gaming hardware markets as well.

Microsoft and Logitech have declined to comment on the speculation – which has already added 12% to Logitech’s stock price – so until either company is ready to confirm or deny the takeover, we should probably take this news with a large grain of salt.

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space_cowboy said:
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Those bastards! Logitechs products are WAY better than Microsofts. All they'll do is take a good thing and discontinue it because its there main compitition. I can't believe this is happening. It will be a sad day if it does :(
Eddie_42 said:
Discontinue a $8 billion investment? doubtful. Its just a business tactic to get their hand in the money pot. Logitec will still be its own company, with all its employees and factories. The only difference will be that the package will now read 'made by logitec, a division of macroshaft corp.' Very similar thing with the acquisition of Alienware by Dell. Same product, different CEO.
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